It's been a while since I last wrote for Two Shoes Tuesday. As I found myself with some free time I decided to take up this week's Two ShoesTuesday prompt. I chose REWARD.
As kids, rewards have a lot of value in our lives. I remember my mum telling me, If I study diligently and pass my exams with good marks, my reward would be a Mcdonald's Happy Meal. The toy was of more interest to me than the meal in itself.
I believe rewards are an excellent way to motivate people to do something. It's a form of acknowledgement but when rewards become the sole purpose for a task the problem starts arising.
Rewards do not necessarily have to be monetary or materialistic, the satisfaction that comes at accomplishing a task can be rewarding too, the joy of watching happiness on another person's face because of something you do is rewarding in itself and cannot be equated with money or gifts. A good remark at the end of an essay is a reward.
The Sunday Visitor.